First Year Commuter

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Saturday, August 23

8 a.m. - Breakfast – Dows Grand Ballroom
*Remember your Student ID for meals.

9 a.m. - University Seminar Footprint Project – Assigned Classroom
Our planet is endangered by global warming, overconsumption, pollution, hazardous wastes, etc. In your University Seminar groups, come up with one practical idea we might commit to on campus that reduces our negative impact (our "footprint") on the world!

11 a.m. - Student Affairs Panel & Beavers Creed Introduction – Anderson Auditorium
Meet the Student Affairs team and learn about important services and resources available to students such as Spiritual Life, Career Services, Residence Life, Campus Security, Health and Wellness, and Counseling Services.

Take part in another BVU tradition as the Student Senate introduces you to the Beaver’s Creed. After you learn about the Beaver's Creed, as you leave the auditorium, you will sign the Beaver Log pledging your adherence to the standards of the BVU community as defined in the Beaver’s Creed.

12:15 p.m. - Lunch – Dows Grand Ballroom
*Remember your Student ID for meals.

1 p.m. - University Seminar Footprint Project – Assigned Classroom
Meet with your University Seminar group to continue work on your project.

2:30 p.m. - Classroom Location Tour
Bring along your class schedule and a member of the O-Team will take you around campus as you learn where your classrooms are located before you begin classes on Monday.

3:30 p.m. - The Beaver Games – Scout Park
It’s time to see which seminar group shines in volleyball, relays, yard games and other friendly competition.

6 p.m. - Dinner/Free Time – Dows Grand Ballroom
After a busy day, relax with friend and have some dinner. Then take advantage of some free time to finish setting up and decorating your room, hang out with your roommate and other new friends or just relax.  The Lamberti Recreation Center will be open for anyone interested in recreational activities as well.
*Remember your Student ID for meals.

8 p.m. – Comedy Sportz - Anderson Auditorium
Buena Vista University's own improv group will warm up the stage for our feature act, Comedy Sportz, a lively improvisation show from Minneapolis.  Audience participation is encouraged. 

9:30 p.m. - Outdoor Movie – Outside Smith Hall and the Underground
Bring your blanket and have a seat on the Forum Lawn and enjoy an outdoor movie. Snacks and games will also be available in the Underground.